In 2007 several large centers across
While riding around the city on one of these, a certain rider was dreaming of a day when everyone would be using electric in some form or other.
“Why could we not do this E-Day in
Ken is a long time rider due to mobility problems caused by Multiple Sclerosis and was noticing an increase in the number of mobility devices being used every year. He is also the Facilitator for the MS Support Group and Assistive Technology Consultant for Employment Action. John is involved in many activities that the city manages on the issues of disability; he also rides due to a mobility problem. Ken and John agreed to re-form the scooter club to show people that this alternate form of transport is not something to be hidden. The club was renamed the “Prince George Power Mobility Club” (PGPMC) and is planning to implement an annual event of the future of personal electric transport as a way of introducing themselves to you. Their vision is “To assist and support people with Power Mobility Devices”. They don’t focus on “Why” we ride, just that there are fun, safe ways to ride.
Ken and John are supported by Nancy, John’s wife and fellow mobility rider. The 3 of them met unofficially a few times in the board room of 490
After the meeting Ken, John and Nancy sat with a very receptive Pat Bell, MP and discussed the concept of “Electric Day” and how it could be held in
Electric Day #1 is being planed for the Multiplex in June of 2009. All forms of electric transport will be featured. Tricked out Mobility aids, electric bicycles, Electric motorbikes, cars, trucks, forklifts, busses and all sorts of other environmentally friendly electric travel modes will be featured. Chevy and
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As well, this event was featured in the Prince George Citizen on the 3rd of July, local downtown printed news source. http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/20080703139144/local/news/mobility-club-planning-electric-day.html Thank you Prince George Citizen & Scott Stanfield; I am sure we will talking to you again someday